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May 21, 2009

2009 Carnegie International Nonproliferation Conference

  • The Taming of the Great Nuclear Powers
    Policy Outlook
  • Obama Approves Nuclear Energy Deal with UAE
  • Iranian Missile Launch Confirmed
    The Washington Post
  • Bringing Iran In From the Cold
    The Washington Post
  • Obama Meets on Nuclear Weapons
    The Boston Globe
  • The Arms-Control Dinosaurs Are Back
    The Wall Street Journal
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The Taming of the Great Nuclear Powers

Godfried van Benthem van den Bergh, Policy Outlook
Nuclear TestIn this Policy Outlook Godfried van Benthem van den Bergh, an eminent Dutch scholar, argues that nuclear weapons have unintended beneficial consequences. They can make the intended development of a more peaceful global and political order possible. The Carnegie Nonproliferation Program presents this paper in hopes of furthering international dialogue and debate on the nuclear order, including the abolition of nuclear weapons.

Obama Approves Nuclear Energy Deal with UAE

Doug Palmer, Reuters
U.S. President Barack Obama on Wednesday approved a nuclear energy deal with the United Arab Emirates worth potentially billions of dollars to U.S. energy companies, setting the stage for Congress to decide whether to block it.

Iranian Missile Launch Confirmed

Thomas Erdbrink, The Washington Post
Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad announced Wednesday that his country had successfully test-fired a medium-range solid-fuel missile apparently capable of striking Israel and U.S. bases in the Persian Gulf region.

Bringing Iran In From the Cold

Nader Mousavizadeh, The Washington Post
A fateful consensus is forming around the proposition that war with Iran is inevitable. The failure of the past eight years' non-diplomacy has resulted in a worst-case scenario whereby Iran, most experts agree, has passed the point of no return in terms of technical nuclear weapons capability without violating its legal obligations under the nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty.

Obama Meets on Nuclear Weapons

Foon Rhee, The Boston Globe
President Obama brought in some old foreign policy hands -- both Democrats and Republicans -- for some counsel today on how to fulfill his long-term vision of ridding the world of nuclear weapons.

The Arms-Control Dinosaurs Are Back

Marc A. Thiessen, The Wall Street Journal
When John Bolton served in the State Department during the Bush administration, he often walked the halls of Foggy Bottom wearing his trademark dinosaur ties -- a self-deprecating nod to those who thought his political views somewhat Jurassic. Today other dinosaurs have replaced him.


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